Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording
artist, harmonica player, vocalist, and songwriter hails from
and has been playing
harp for over 30 years.
After retiring from the U.S.
Coast Guard, Bobby started taking
his harp playing seriously and has studied with
Dennis Gruenling, Phil
Sansone, and Allen
Holmes. While a member of
Rose Blues Band he had the honor of opening for Blues Legends B.B
Mahal, and Steady
Rollin Bob Margolin. Bobby
has shared the stage with Kenny
Ray Neal, Bill
Deal and the Rhondels, Jason
Ricci and New Blood, Eddie
Shaw and Wolfgang, Daryl
Foster, and Sherman
In 2008, the duo of Bobby BlackHat and
Larry Berwald were semi-finalists at the International
Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and were also nominated for the
Hampton Roads Port
Folio Music Award.
Bobby BlackHat brings together the finest blues musicians
in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues
tunes that will
keep your toes tappin and your hips shakin all night long.
"I bought my first harp
after hearing Lee
Oskar play with WAR in 1972. The sound of his harp just
mesmerized me and I knew right then and there I was gonna be
a harp player
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Bobby BlackHat has been voted the MEONA
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 "Harp
Player of the Year"
2004, 2005 "Blues Entertainer of the Year"
In 2006, BlackHat added acting credits to his
resume when he participated in the filming of the History
Channel documentary "Sherman's
March to the Sea".
Bobby is Life Member of Kappa
Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.